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Bison Hill Work Day in Dallas

October 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

The Blackland Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas invites you to a Bison Hill Prairie work day!

These cooler temps are perfect for spending more time outdoors. Come check out this prairie remnant in the middle of Dallas and help us maintain this lovely spot! We will remove unwanted tree saplings, shrubs, and invasive plant species.

LOCATION:
Please park along E Lawther drive to gather at the South East corner.
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WEAR:
Trail shoes/boots, pants, long sleeves, hat, work gloves

BRING:
TOOLS: sharp shooter shovel, loppers, weeding tools, wagon?
Drinking water, snacks, bug spray, sunscreen

Why is human intervention required, you ask?
There is currently less than 1% of Blackland Prairie left in Texas due to human development and tilling of prairies for farmland. Tall grass prairies were historically maintained by huge herds of grazing bison feeding on the grasses and forbs while their shovel-like hooves turned bits of the soil and tamped in seeds as they migrated across the land. Wildfires (and also fires started by indigenous peoples) every couple of years kept shrubs and trees from crowding out the wide open ranges and cleaned up dead plant matter enabling new prairie seeds to germinate. The loss of these factors allows shrubby plants and trees to grow up and shade out the prairie plants that need full exposure to the sun. This is where you come in! Our work maintaining these prairie remnants ensures their survival for future generations. The prairie plants and critters that depend on this endangered ecosystem will flourish because of your hard work. It’s a win-win!

** If your plans change, please cancel your RSVP or contact us at [email protected] **

This event is free but any donations are welcome! The Board members of the Blackland Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

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